Guaranteed Admission: If the student completes all the requirements they can be admitted automatically the following Fall. During their NSC before Gateway, they will pre-register for courses for the Fall so that they already have a schedule once Gateway ends. Upon successful completion of the AGS program Gateway students will be eligible to participate in all University activities as a member of the incoming freshman class. Gateway students who successfully complete the AGS program tend to experience a smooth transition from their high school environment to Aggieland. Students get acquainted with the culture at TAMU while developing academically as college students. Many Gateway students find that they already feel well-adjusted when the rest of the freshmen class joins them.
Grade and Credit Requirements: Complete 2 standard core curriculum courses (3 credit hours each) assigned by Transition Academic Programs advising staff. Complete 2 Gateway Learning Community courses—UGST (0 credit hour, but graded) and LCSE (0 credit hours)—focused on facilitating academic skills, career guidance, and college adjustment.
Attendance: Students will be taking freshman level courses with non-gateway students where attendance varies by professor. However, you will take a specific Gateway 1-hour course once a week. This course is held by your designated mentors and will be recording attendance. We also require students to attend the Gateway Dinner after the first day of class where free food will be provided. We have penalties for absentees ranging from one-week holds to Fall course drops. This does not mean you can’t leave campus, be restricted to a curfew, or even face termination n if you do so. Gateway students are treated as regular students, as adults.
Readmission Option: If the student does not reach the requirements of the program they can apply for a future semester at Texas A&M as a readmit. This will allow the student time to raise their GPA at another institution first, or pick back up at a more available time.
Fees: The payments will be designated by the University based on the summer payment plan.